For Resort, Collette Dinnigan was inspired by what she called the "laid-back luxe" of the late sixties. The collection travels from the country clubs of Los Angeles—white cotton tennis dresses were given an ultra-feminine spin with mesh-inspired lace and matte beading—to the French Riviera, where navy lightweight cotton trousers were made girlish with a high waist and broderie anglaise detailing.
In a marked departure from her colorless Fall collection, Dinnigan worked quite a bit with the rainbow, mixing her delicately sequined black leather minidresses and white shifts in between. A miniskirt with blown-up sequins in blues, oranges, and pinks had a funky, organic feel—but paired with an equally bold swirly silk blouse it was a little too much.
Dinnigan's real strength is in the accoutrements—from detailed vintage beading on several glam gowns to the red-and-white striped linen crop top embroidered with raffia. The standout was a mini covered in pastel floral appliqués, the low back made more wearable with sheer paneling. "This collection isn't about traditionally sexy clothes," she said. "It's about the woman who makes the clothes looks sexy."
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